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Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« on: June 19, 2012, 02:51:06 AM »
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Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 10:33:26 PM »
are these for fun or commercial?

the HDR is not good, halos colour shifts etc
tell tale fuzziness and loss of IQ from photomatix rendering

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 12:55:31 AM »
are these for fun or commercial?

the HDR is not good, halos colour shifts etc
tell tale fuzziness and loss of IQ from photomatix rendering

 :-\

what would you use instead of photomatics?
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 03:18:54 AM »
are these for fun or commercial?

the HDR is not good, halos colour shifts etc
tell tale fuzziness and loss of IQ from photomatix rendering

 :-\


what would you use instead of photomatics?


luminosity masks

http://www.goodlight.us/
he has updated his actions to a photoshop panel now which makes them easier

or even just mask blending

the things i hate about photomatix nik software etc and any tone mapping slidder app is

1) image fuzziness  no matter how hard you try the composite tone mapped image has this fuzziness to it (hard to quantify but it directly attributes part of that surreal look to the image)
2) halos they apear everywhere and are dead giveaways and sometimes really hard to get rid of
3) wild uncontrolable colour shifts, vegetation and people suffer the worst
4) dirty whites the clouds in that first shot are good example of this

revup manages to get some pretty decent results out of photomatix but still I would be very carefull about using that program with any images for paying clients
thing is with HDR the line between WOW and WOAH! is very very thin and also quite subjective

but have a read of those tutorials from tony its very informative
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 03:10:20 PM »
are these for fun or commercial?

the HDR is not good, halos colour shifts etc
tell tale fuzziness and loss of IQ from photomatix rendering

 :-\


what would you use instead of photomatics?


luminosity masks

http://www.goodlight.us/
he has updated his actions to a photoshop panel now which makes them easier

or even just mask blending

the things i hate about photomatix nik software etc and any tone mapping slidder app is

1) image fuzziness  no matter how hard you try the composite tone mapped image has this fuzziness to it (hard to quantify but it directly attributes part of that surreal look to the image)
2) halos they apear everywhere and are dead giveaways and sometimes really hard to get rid of
3) wild uncontrolable colour shifts, vegetation and people suffer the worst
4) dirty whites the clouds in that first shot are good example of this

revup manages to get some pretty decent results out of photomatix but still I would be very carefull about using that program with any images for paying clients
thing is with HDR the line between WOW and WOAH! is very very thin and also quite subjective

but have a read of those tutorials from tony its very informative


HDR is like any technique in photography, it's easy to try and abuse, but hard to master.  Here are a few images of mine that I tonemapped in photomatix.  I also do quite of bit of layering and masking in photoshop as well as other adjustments on a per image basis.  Some of the shots below are from paying real esate clients but most are from my fine art work just for illustrative purposes on the utility of multi exposure techniques (without which many of these shots would be impossible).


No Lines by @!ex, on Flickr


Ionic Jail by @!ex, on Flickr


Records from the Past by @!ex, on Flickr


Teddy by @!ex, on Flickr


Picture in Picture by @!ex, on Flickr


Organic Cooking by @!ex, on Flickr


TiVo by @!ex, on Flickr


real estate by @!ex, on Flickr


real estate by @!ex, on Flickr


real estate by @!ex, on Flickr

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 05:20:01 AM »
wow!..amazing.. I’ve no words to describe it.

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2012, 12:41:53 PM »
I also forgot to mension that the I added the sky and clouds in. It was a super quite job which is what explains the halos.

Awesome shots by the way. Heavy HDR. But looks really nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 11:05:28 AM »
I also forgot to mension that the I added the sky and clouds in. It was a super quite job which is what explains the halos.

Awesome shots by the way. Heavy HDR. But looks really nice. Thanks for sharing.

how does quite explain halos?  doesn't really make any sense to me.

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 11:11:58 AM »
I can't recommend HDR for Commercial Real Estate photos. I prefer flash as it looks more natural and pleasing that HDR, Which always has lots of grey tones.

You also want to represent the house as accurately as possible within reason.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 12:06:45 PM »
are these for fun or commercial?

the HDR is not good, halos colour shifts etc
tell tale fuzziness and loss of IQ from photomatix rendering

 :-\

what would you use instead of photomatics?

Try the HDR built into the recent Canon DPP update. The good thing is it's free, and you can easily do some subtle looking HDR with presets. DPP certainly has it's critics on this site, but I keep going back to it for some basic edits and RAW conversions.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 02:30:23 PM »
Hi @!ex, Your HDR pics are amazing. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 03:01:12 PM »
I also forgot to mension that the I added the sky and clouds in. It was a super quite job which is what explains the halos.

Awesome shots by the way. Heavy HDR. But looks really nice. Thanks for sharing.

how does quite explain halos?  doesn't really make any sense to me.

Cause when i masked part of the sky out i didn't get tight on the house. it's a larger brush. thus you see a halo around the house where the real sky meets the new sky. those are very large halos that are very visible.
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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 03:21:42 PM »
are these for fun or commercial?

the HDR is not good, halos colour shifts etc
tell tale fuzziness and loss of IQ from photomatix rendering

 :-\

what would you use instead of photomatics?

Try the HDR built into the recent Canon DPP update. The good thing is it's free, and you can easily do some subtle looking HDR with presets. DPP certainly has it's critics on this site, but I keep going back to it for some basic edits and RAW conversions.

I will definitely try that. I know lots of people frown on dpp. but i like to use whatever works =-)



I can't recommend HDR for Commercial Real Estate photos. I prefer flash as it looks more natural and pleasing that HDR, Which always has lots of grey tones.

You also want to represent the house as accurately as possible within reason.

I'll do that for certain customers, but so far this company has been always wanting HDR specifically. I appreciate your input!
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 03:21:42 PM »

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Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 07:18:28 PM »
Hi @!ex, Your HDR pics are amazing. Thanks for sharing

Thanks, many more on the flickr site...

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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 09:51:44 PM »
@!ex those pics are AMAZING! Well done!

Cheers!

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